The Cavalry is NOT coming

What a week!  I turned 48 this week, quite a feat in and of itself.  Makes you think about things: what has been, what is going on and what will be? I find them all very scary.I had lunch this week with three old friends/clients.  When I first knew them, we were much younger.  We were climbing that company ladder, raising a family, getting married and settling in.  Now more than I decade later, I sat with these women and…

My apron tells a story…..

Don’t ask me how I got to this from my Weight Watchers meeting this morning. I am a Weight watchers member and in about 8 more pounds may become a lifetime member.  The leader we have, Chris, is spectacular.  She gives her heart and soul to us and worries about each one of us. Having a weight “problem” is a lifetime journey, as Chris calls it, and takes time and patience to get to goal.  Like she says, “no one…

Park Avenue to Crack Alley

I have been fortunate enough to work and live in Manhattan.  I loved every minute of living there.  I once called the police at 2am because there was a fist fight literally in the middle of First Avenue.  The desk sergeant asked me, “is anyone down?” I said no.  He asked me, “Is anyone bleeding?”  I said “from the height of my apartment window, I do not believe so.”  He then asked me, “then why the hell are you calling…

Women are from Venus

I spent this past weekend with three spectacular women, each in their own right: my sister, a long time wonderful friend and her sister. Each year we spend these three days shopping at the outlets in PA; I guess, what would be the equivalent of a guy’s weekend in Vegas.  We have made this trek through 3 pregnancies and a miscarriage, I think about 12 surgeries between us and sadly, a divorce.  Women talk, unlike men about everything from menopause to…

Time Flies

My 30 year high school reunion is this year. I really do not believe it.  My kids gave me satellite radio for the car for Mother's Day and I am stuck on the "70"s on 7".  I don't know why but I kept thinking that was my 'mother's music' until I heard my prom theme and then it hit me. Holy smokes, time flies!Now I had my kids late in life and after 3 years of fertility treatments, hormone drugs…